Let me introduce you to the aromatic herb that is about to become your hair's new best friend. Ready? Well, Look no further than your kitchen spice rack! -Rosemary, the fragrant herb that has tantalized your taste buds for years, is not just for cooking. Yes, that's right, the same herb that adds zest to your dishes can work wonders for your hair and scalp, in this blog, we're diving deep into the world of rosemary, exploring its multifaceted benefits and teaching you ingenious ways to harness its power.
HAIR BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY
While rosemary leaves possess numerous beneficial qualities, it's the rosemary leaf extract (Which is quite different from the rosemary essential oil) that has gained widespread use in the formulation of skincare, haircare, and healthcare products. Rosemary essential oil and Rosemary extract are two different products that are derived from the same plant the difference between the two is the manufacturing process and the way each is used, While extracts can be ingested, essential oils cannot and are mostly used in aromatherapy and other cosmetic purposes. Several technical methods involving solvents, carbon absorption, or decolorization are utilized in the production of rosemary leaf extract.
And let's see why we go through all these trouble for Rosemary leaf extracts...
1. Stimulates Scalp & Faster Hair Growth
Scientific data has proven that Rosemary oil can improve blood circulation and stimulate the scalp for faster hair growth. It is also a huge help in controlling greasy hair.
2. Antioxidants & Antimicrobial
Rosemary has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties proven by 2018 Studies that can help combat dandruff, flakiness and other scalp conditions. Regular use of rosemary-infused products such as the Infused Growth Serum can keep your scalp healthy and dandruff-free.
3. Strengthens Hair:
The nutrients in rosemary, such as vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, help strengthen hair and prevent breakage. This results in thicker, more resilient locks.
4. Improves Hair Texture:
Rosemary can add shine and softness to your hair, making it more manageable. It also works as a natural conditioner, leaving your hair feeling smooth and silky.
5. Reduces Hair Loss & Thinning:
Studies have suggested that rosemary oil may have the potential to slow down hair thinning and possibly prevent premature baldness by inhibiting the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is often associated with hair loss. However, it's important to note that while some research indicates these potential benefits, more extensive and rigorous studies are needed to definitively establish these claims.
One notable study that explored the effects of rosemary oil on hair growth was published in a 2015 Journal. In this study, researchers compared the effects of rosemary oil to minoxidil, a commonly used medication for hair loss. The results suggested that rosemary oil could be a potential natural alternative to minoxidil for promoting hair growth.
6.Stress Relief and Mental Clarity:
Beyond its direct impact on hair and scalp health, the aromatic properties of rosemary have been proven by Studies to add an extra layer of wellness to your hair care routine. Inhaling the invigorating scent of rosemary can provide stress relief and mental clarity. The calming aroma of rosemary has been known to reduce stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue. Consider incorporating rosemary into your self-care regimen not only for your hair but also for a soothing sensory experience that can help you relax and unwind.
How To Use Rosemary in Haircare
You can incorporate Rosemary into your haircare routine in various forms;
1. Hair Products with High Concentrations of Rosemary:
Look for shampoos, conditioners, serums, and other hair products that prominently feature rosemary as a key ingredient such as the Happy Hair Water Infuser. These products often contain higher concentrations of rosemary extract or oil, providing hassle-free and consistent benefits to your hair and scalp.
2. Rosemary Oil Massage:
- Mix a few drops of rosemary essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil.
- Massage this mixture into your scalp for about 5-10 minutes.
- Leave it on for at least 30 minutes or overnight for deep conditioning.
- Wash your hair as usual.
3. Rosemary Hair Tonic:
- Blend equal parts of rosemary oil and water in a spray bottle to create a revitalizing hair tonic.
- Spritz your hair and scalp with this tonic daily or whenever you need a quick refresh.
- The aromatic mist not only promotes hair growth but also offers a pleasant sensory experience that can reduce stress and boost mental clarity.
Get all these plus benefits of other herbs hydrating hair with a daily spritz of the Happy Hair Water Infusions